Instant Insights / Mental Health Awareness Month

Employee mental health is becoming an important issue for employers, and one of the ways to help workers is through their employee benefits packages. Here we look at trends, build awareness, and share ideas for benefits managers and brokers.


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Telehealth concept A telebehavioral counseling draws greater attention, many clinicians continue to have concerns about its suitability for a significant portion of the population. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Even though mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety impact around one in four Americans each year, only 43.1 percent receive treatment for their condition. In an effort to both extend the mental health treatment radius and destigmatize access to care, many employers are considering alternatives outside of the traditional therapeutic model, such as virtual therapy or telebehavioral counseling.


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